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Lovemovies.ie discusses Challenges Facing Irish Film Industry Copyright Laws
15 Sep 2014 | The Industry Trust for IP Awareness is the Film, Television and Video Industries consumer education organisation, promoting the value of copyright and creativity. Lovemovies.ie has been created to be the face and voice of the Industry Trust for IP Awareness in Ireland and a place for audiences to learn more about the impact of making good choices when it comes to their viewing content. 
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Snackbox Productions adds New Voices for Irish Copyright Protection Campaign
12 Aug 2014 | The Industry Trust is the film, TV and video industry’s consumer education body, promoting the value of copyright and creativity. Its consumer awareness programmes address the on-going challenge of film and TV copyright infringement by inspiring audiences to value great movie moments and choose to watch film, TV and video via legitimate sources. Industry funded, their work aims to engage audiences, providing extensive insight around audience attitudes and understanding of intellectual property. 
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Reminder for BAI Code of Programme Standards Consultation
11 Aug 2014 | The deadline to submit feedback to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s (BAI) public consultation on proposals for a revised draft Code of Programme Standards that will apply to all Irish broadcasters is 5pm next Friday, 22nd August 2014. 
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GFD Film Library Website Launch
17 Jul 2014 | On 1st August 2014, GFD Film Library, the official Irish film licensing distributor for public viewing will be launching their new website www.filmlibrary.ie
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Broadcasting Authority to Launch Public Consultation on Revised Draft Code of Programme Standards
27 Jun 2014 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) will launch a public consultation on proposals for a revised draft Code of Programme Standards that will apply to all Irish broadcasters on Tuesday, 1st July at BAI offices, 2-4 Warrington Place, Dublin 2. A media briefing on the draft code will take place at 10am, and it will be delivered by the Chair of the BAI, Bob Collins and the Chief Executive, Michael O’Keeffe. 
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New Staff Appointment at Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB)
25 Jun 2014 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB), the development agency for the Irish film and television industry has announced the appointment of Oisín O’Neill, who will join the agency’s Business Affairs team in the senior position of Legal & Business Executive. 
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BAI Launches Public Consultation on TV Rules
26 May 2014 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) today launched a public consultation on proposed changes to rules governing the levels of subtitling, sign language and audio-description that Irish television broadcasters must offer to the public. The new rules will update the current Access Rules in place since 2005 and last reviewed in 2012. 
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New Copyright Protection Messages to Be Launched
06 May 2014 | LoveMovies.ie, on behalf of the industry trust of IP awareness, has launched a new partnership with the National Media College Dublin to create new copyright protection messages. 
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Media Law Firm and Film Production Company Moves into Derry
29 Apr 2014 | SmithDehn Northern Ireland and Social Construct Media NI, two new international companies, have announced their formation and offices on Artillery Street in Derry. At a launch party in Derry attended by HBO executives, Derry City officials, filmmakers, production companies, and hundreds of other supporters from across the UK, the US, and Ireland, the new companies laid out bold plans for film and television development, financing, production, sales, and legal services. The local hiring process for these companies is already underway in both Northern Ireland and across the border. 
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Northern Irish Documentary ‘Road’ gets UK Distribution
22 Apr 2014 | Directed, written and produced by Diarmuid Lavery and Michael Hewitt, sports documentary ‘Road’ has been acquired for distribution in the UK by indie distributor Kaleidoscope Entertainment. The deal was negotiated with British sales banner The Works International. It is hoped that the film will have a release in June. 
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US Rights acquired for Northern Ireland-set Feature ‘’71’
11 Mar 2014 | Roadside Attractions and Black Label Media have acquired the U.S. distribution rights to ‘’71’, a thriller set in Northern Ireland directed by Yann Demange. The feature premiered last month at the Berlin Film Festival at which it generated much talk. It is being considered for an early 2015 release. 
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KGB Screen’s ‘Made in Belfast’ secures Sales Agent
11 Mar 2014 | Following the success of their first feature film, the romantic comedy ‘Made in Belfast’, KGB Screen has signed a representation deal for the film with The Little Film Company. The Little Film Company is a worldwide film sales and marketing company that also theatrically distributes, finances and executive produces independent motion pictures. It has offices in London and Los Angeles and its credits include Irish co-production ‘Cherrybomb’ and rockumentary ‘It Might Get Loud’. 
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BAI Signs Content Contract with ‘UTV Ireland’
27 Feb 2014 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland today, Thursday, 27th February, signed a television content provision contract with UTV Ireland Limited, under Section 71 of the Broadcasting Act. 
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BAI Launches Strategy Statement 2014 – 2016
24 Feb 2014 | The BAI launched their Strategy Statement for 2014 – 2016 today, Monday, 24 February 2014, at the Authority’s headquarters in Dublin. 
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SPI Drama Committee Announced
16 Jan 2014 | Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) has announced the Members of their new Film and TV Drama Committee. 
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UTV Launching New Republic of Ireland TV Channel, Creating 100 Jobs
08 Nov 2013 | 6th November 2013



UTV have submitted an application to the BAI for the creation of a new channel in the Republic of Ireland, creating over 100 new jobs across offices based in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford by the time of going to air in 2015. 

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Budget Changes to Irish Tax Incentive Welcomed by Irish Film Industry
15 Oct 2013 | The Government has announced an improvement to Ireland’s S.481 tax incentive scheme in the budget – extending it to apply to non-EU talent working in Ireland & moving forward the promised increase in its value to 2015. 
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Sky Broadband Officially Named New 'Late Late Show' Sponsor
23 Aug 2013 | Sky Broadband has been officially named the new sponsor of ‘The Late Late Show’, replacing Liberty Insurance after the expiration of their four-year sponsorship deal. 
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'The Irish Pub' Gets Irish Cinema Release Date of 4th October
22 Aug 2013 | ‘The Irish Pub’, a heart-warming documentary film exploring the unique place in Irish society of pubs as places for a great chat and sense of community, is being released by Element Pictures in cinemas from 4th October. 
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TV3 Seeks Soap Opera and Invites Irish & UK Production Companies to Pitch Ideas
22 Aug 2013 | TV3 want to commission their first-ever soap opera and are inviting Irish and UK production companies to pitch ideas, via a formal tendering process which will be launched next month. 
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